Saturday 22 February 2014

Terror of the Deep: Death of the Gideon

A new New Zealand band not from Dunedin, Wellington’s Terror of the Deep have some of that Dunedin sound - The Chills on Times of Uncertainty; David Kilgour’s knack of making intimate songs anthemic - but their eyes stretch beyond their shores.

Yes, Fallen Down Tree does have something of The Cure’s Head On The Door about it, but elsewhere there are suggestions of what REM’s later work might have sounded like if they’d written it as young men. And there’s a wayward backwoods folk thing going on, quite possibly the influence of ingesting something a little more potent than Speight’s lager.

This ep is Terror of the Deep’s first vinyl release. It’s great.

Out this week, only available at Selection for now.

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